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The CTA Good Teaching Conferences supports excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers via peer-to-peer instruction. Offering a variety of diverse workshops focused on curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, the conferences provide opportunities for professional development and offer time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field of education. Join us on Friday for two newly updated and timely pre-conferences.

Your experience at the Good Teaching Conference is equal parts educational and transformational.  You’ll learn new skills and find solutions to real-life challenges.  You’ll leave the conference feeling inspired, motivated and with a knowledge of what you need to do to be even more successful on Monday morning in your classroom.  Download the Reasons to Attend GTC letter and share it with your principal to prove the value of attending the Good Teaching Conference.

Want to send a group of teachers to the GTC? Download this letter and send it to your Principal or District Superintendent.  Many districts are open to sending educators to meaningful and inspiring training conferences.

If you have any questions, please email the conference staff at goodteachingconference@cta.org.

Program

AGENDA*: Click here to download the agenda.

WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download the session grid.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download the session descriptions.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, February 3

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Conference Orientation

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Opening Reception, Buffett Dinner & Dance

6:30 PM

Friends of Bill W.

Saturday, February 4

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast & Networking

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop Session 1

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop Session 2

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Plated Lunch & General Session

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop Session 3

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Coffee & Tea Service

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop Session 4

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Caucus Meetings

5:45 PM

Dinner/Evening On Own

Sunday, February 5

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Coffee & Tea Service

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

CTA Registration Desk

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop Session 5

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch & Closing General Session

12:00 PM

Conference Concludes

IPD Pre-Conference - VIRTUAL

The New PK-3 Initiative – What is it all about?
VIRTUAL – Thursday, February 2, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

What’s new with PK-3? How does this impact your credential? How does the PK-3 Initiative benefit diverse learners? We will answer all of these questions and more!

Click HERE to view the flyer for the IPD virtual Pre-Conference.

Member Benefits Pre-Conference

Fill Your Toolbox with CTA/NEA Member Benefits & Resources!
Friday, February 3, 2023
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us early and attend this special Friday pre-conference at Good Teaching Conference (North).

Every CTA member has a vital role in our association that is actively committed to upholding the highest standards for both students and the education profession. With CTA’s mission to protect and promote the well-being of its members, your membership provides you with important access to numerous high-quality, union-endorsed Member Benefits.

At this full-day, Friday pre-conference, you’ll learn much more about your CTA/NEA-endorsed, members-only benefit programs, designed for educators and with your interests in mind. Join us to take advantage of the Member Benefits available to you!

During your day, you’ll cover:

  • Your Guide to CTA/NEA Member Benefits – Did you know you have access to exclusive, members-only programs and deals for lots of things from your daily dining  and shopping to your car insurance? This session is a lively, comprehensive overview of your CTA/NEA Member Benefits, including voluntary insurances, student debt relief assistance, shopping, dining and travel discounts, automatic Educators Employment Liability (EEL), Disaster Relief Fund, and more.
  • Putting on Your Oxygen Mask First – Airlines tell you to put on your oxygen mask first before you help others with theirs. Educators need to know how to take care of themselves in order to support their students. During the pandemic, educators experienced unprecedented levels of stress, burnout, and trauma. They are barely surviving inconceivable working conditions and constantly changing demands. In this session, we will explore habits, practices, and resources from CTA and NEA that can be used to manage stress.
  • Stronger Together:  Building Wealth for a Successful Retirement – CTA wants you to have a long and happy retirement. CalSTRS/CalPERS generally covers only about half of your income at retirement, so it’s essential to consider a supplementary retirement savings plan as early as possible to make up the difference. There are a lot of plans offered to educators, but many have high fees or surrender charges. In this session, we discuss the basics of saving for retirement using easy-to-understand terms, review how to avoid suboptimal plans, and help you get started toward a financially secure retirement.

We are providing release time for this pre-conference, which means CTA Member Benefits will reimburse your employer for your substitute on Friday, February 3, 2023 to assist with your availability to attend. During the registration process, please review the requirements to receive release time for this day and, if you are able to satisfy all requirements, be sure to request release time and provide the necessary information.

The Friday Pre-Conference is FREE to attend, and space is limited so don’t wait. Register today!

Continental breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 am and lunch will also be served.

Venue

Host Hotel – Hyatt Regency SFO
  • Address: 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010
  • Phone: 650-347-1234
  • Group Rate: $145/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: Thursday, January 19, 2023  Deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 26, 2023! (or until hotel block sells out)
  • Parking: $15/day Self Parking

Fees

  • CTA Members – $129
  • SCTA Members – $25
  • Invited Exhibitor – $560 / booth

Grants

The CTA Board of Directors will award conference grants for the upcoming Good Teaching Conference. These incentive grants are available to new members, ethnic minority members and members from small chapters. Please click here for more details.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR CONFERENCE GRANTS

  • Application Deadline: November 7, 2022

Health & Safety Policies

The health and safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in conference-designated programming areas. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is not required to attend the event.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.

Code of Conduct for CTA Events

Documents

Session documents will be available in the attendee hub app within each session closer to the start of the conference.

Credits

Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed shortly after the conference.

University Credit: The 2022-2023 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2022-2023 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or virtual conferences, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU, Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to six university credit units with CSU, Chico, normally $75/credit. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings. Click here for more information on how to claim the credit.

Contact

Planner Name: Jessica Guccione

Email: goodteachingconference@cta.org

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